UTC Sheffield City Centre’s virtual open event for Year 12 applicants

9th November 2020

Young people interested in careers in engineering and creative and digital media are invited to find out more at a UTC Sheffield City Centre virtual open event this month.

A technical school for 13 to 19-year-olds, on Matilda Street, the UTC is Ofsted graded ‘good’ and offers students the opportunity to complete high level technical qualifications as well as A Levels.

Students work on employer-led projects to develop technical, team working and problem solving skills, which prepares them for going to university and their future careers.

Young people interested in applying for Year 12 places for September 2021 are invited to attend a virtual open event on Wednesday, November 11th, from 5.00pm until 6.30pm.

Guests will hear from the Principal, students, alumni and employers including McLaren and Warp Films, and find out more about UTC’s two technical specialisms.Click here o book your place.

Alex Reynolds, Principal of UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “Our employer backed curriculum ensures our students have the latest world class skills that industry leaders in the engineering and manufacturing, and creative and digital media, sectors need for growth. We would look forward to welcoming the next generation of talent to the UTC.”

One student who has thrived at the UTC is Sophie Ellam, whose career ambition is to become an engineer within the armed forces.

Sophie has progressed onto Year 12 at the UTC after achieving strong grades in her GCSEs and technical qualifications. She is studying engineering, and building her technical knowledge and skills, as well as A Levels in further maths, maths and physics.

Sophie said: “It’s been great studying at the UTC. When I heard about its specialist facilities and engineering equipment, I jumped at the opportunity to study there. It’s been good to study academic and technical courses and gain work experience with employers such as Rolls-Royce. It has prepared me well for my next steps.”

Sophie added: “I’ve always had a strong interest in STEM subjects and engineering is within my family. I love problem solving and being creative as part of that.”

The UTC, which is part of The Sheffield UTC Academy Trust, is fitted with the latest industry standard equipment. Employers supporting the UTC include AES Seal, Bauer Media Group, Fernite, Festo, Finger Industries, Hive, Inspec Solutions, Lavender International, PES Performance, Rolls-Royce, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Live, the University of Sheffield, Siemens and Sumo Digital.

UTCs are government funded technical schools that provide academic and technical qualifications to match the skills needs of regional employers, supporting economic growth and employment.

Young people can join the UTC in Year 9 or Year 12 for September 2021. Apply now at  www.utcsheffield.org.uk/city. Follow @UTCSheffieldCity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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